Occupational therapy helps children develop the skills they need to be successful during play, socialization, activities of daily living, and learning experiences. By using purposeful and motivating activities, occupational therapists help children develop enhanced sensory processing skills, organizational skills, motor planning, visual motor skills and adaptive play skills. Occupational therapy promotes the skills needed to perform important day-to-day activities at home, in school, and in other social environments.
Physical therapy helps children gain critical skills related to independent mobility and gross motor functioning. Through the use of handling techniques, sensory stimulation, play, and parent-child interaction, physical therapy helps children accomplish goals related to range of motion, muscle strength, posture, joint mobility, gait, and higher level gross motor development.
The Wheelchair Seating Clinic at Chatterbox evaluates mobility equipment for children, teens and young adults, from birth to age twenty-one. The therapist and venders assess your child’sindividual positioning and equipment needs including but not limited to adaptive strollers and wheelchairs. This team approach ensures that the child receives the most appropriate equipment for his or her individual needs. The selection of the correct size and style of
equipment is critical for proper positioning, digestion, breathing, efficient mobility and prevention of skin problems. A child usually qualifies for a new wheelchair every five years therefore the chair must be able to grow with the child.
If you have concerns regarding your child’s gross motor, fine motor or sensory integration skills, contact Chatterbox Pediatric Therapy to schedule an evaluation.